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Educational Programming

Free, theme-based science programs for students in grades 4-12.



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We offer free, theme-based, Next Generation Science Standards-aligned museum explorations for school groups. When requesting programming, please choose a theme that is complimentary to a focus of study in your classroom.

Museum Explorations Themes at the Bradbury

Engineering–This theme is for 4th grade and above. 
This theme introduces students to the broad field of engineering. Depending on age level, several different engineering activities are offered that focus on NGSS science and engineering practices. Using the engineering design cycle, students problem-solve through hands-on challenges in our Tech Lab

Bring History to Life–This theme is for 6th grade and above. 
In our history theme, students use the "lens" of a historian to examine artifacts and learn about the people and places of the Manhattan Project. In this theme's hands-on challenge, students experience the urgency and issues Los Alamos scientists experienced in the world-changing race to build the first atomic weapons.

Exploring STEM Careers–This theme is for 9th grade and above. 
This theme explores a broad range of available STEM careers and their typical educational requirements. Students learn the difference between a scientist and an engineer, and between an engineer and a technician. They delve into the different types of engineers and technicians and discover which STEM careers routinely rely on math and computer modeling vs. those that utilize hands-on fabrication. Students will self-asses their own interests and explore the range of STEM career opportunities at LANL. 

  • Programs last 2 hours for a maximum of 50 students at a time.
  • For groups 50-100, we provide a morning and afternoon rotation.

To request a museum exploration with our educators, please fill out the MX Request Form and return it to bsm-edu@lanl.gov. If you experience difficulty with the form, please try a different browser.

  • Programs last 2 hours for a maximum of 50 students at a time.
  • For groups 50-100, we provide a morning and afternoon rotation.
Self-guided museum visits

If you are bringing a group larger than 25 student, but don't require structured programming, please let us know with an email to bsm-edu@lanl.gov.

Summer Science on Wheels

If your school site houses state or federally funded summer academic enrichment programs (21st Century Community Learning Centers or K-3Plus, for example) our museum educators can provide hands-on science experiences at your school site. Please contact us in early spring to request a visit for June or July as availability is limited.

To request information or be added to our program updates emailing, please contact us at bsm-edu@lanl.gov.

Field Trip Funding
The Bradbury Science Museum Association, a non-profit partner of the Bradbury Science Museum, will be accepting applications for bus scholarships. More information and access to the online form will be available soon. The deadline for application submission will be November 22, 2019.